NATIONAL University of Science and Technology (Nust) students in Bulawayo have forced the university to reverse an astronomical hike in fees which would have seen them paying up to US$720 per semester from $240 000 per semester.
This was after students staged a stay-away protest and did not turn up to attend lectures at the learning institution, forcing authorities to reverse the fees structure.
Nust students’ representative council (SRC) president Muziwenkosi Sigidi-Moyo in a statement on Monday said: “We want to update you on the recent developments concerning the call by the SRC for students to stay away from the University premises. After a meeting with the university management, we are pleased to announce that we have reached favourable resolutions that are pro-student. The US$720 fees have been revoked and removed from your portals.”